The Cost Of Environmental Damage: Refineries, Pesticide Manufacturer Pay Out $150 Million In Recent Settlements Of Separate Suits

While the Gulf Oil Spill has communities and government agencies focusing on mitigation and prevention, not to mention restitution, the United States is joining with states around the country to ensure that environmental laws are being enforced for everyday actions. In the past several weeks, the LexisNexis...

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds 'ObamaCare,' Reversing Federal District Court Decisions

By the LexisNexis Jury Verdicts and Settlements Team On Thursday, June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the individual mandate set out in the "ObamaCare" health insurance reform bill, more properly known as the Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act (ACA...

California Federal Jury Awards Over $1 Billion To Apple, Inc. In Patent Suit Against Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. And Other Samsung Entities

On Friday, Aug. 24, a California federal jury found in favor of Apple, Inc. in a patent dispute against three related Samsung entities, awarding $ 1,049,393,540 to Apple. Apple had claimed that Samsung had infringed on several patents relating to Apple's iPhone smartphone, iPod touch, and iPad electronic...

And The Beat Goes On. . . Medicaid Fraud Suits Continue Churning and Returning Taxpayer Money Paid To Medical Providers

In anticipation of the upcoming U.S. presidential election, the news cycle is heating up with discussions about federal and state budget deficits and funding for Medicare/Medicaid programs. Both the Republican and Democratic Parties are lining up and getting ready to pitch their proposals to the public...

Suggested Verdict Form In Florida Personal Injury Cases Creates Potential For Ambiguous Results, Additur Awards

Florida personal injury attorneys are familiar with the jury verdict form regularly used. Specifically, the question asked to jurors, leading into a plaintiff's entitlement to non-economic damages, generally reads "Did the plaintiff sustain a permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical...

Federal Judge Upholds $368 Million Patent Infringement Verdict Against Apple, Inc.

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, Texas Federal District Judge Leonard Davis denied Apple, Inc.'s motion for post-trial relief from a substantial verdict that had been awarded to plaintiff VirnetX in November of 2012 ( VirnetX, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., et al. , No. 6:12-cv-00855-LED; 6:10-cv-00417-LED...

Federal Judge Upholds $368 Million Patent Infringement Verdict Against Apple, Inc.

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, Texas Federal District Judge Leonard Davis denied Apple, Inc.'s motion for post-trial relief from a substantial verdict that had been awarded to plaintiff VirnetX in November of 2012 ( VirnetX, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., et al. , No. 6:12-cv-00855-LED; 6:10-cv-00417-LED...

Despite Claims That Neck And Back Injuries Were 'Soft Tissue; Only, Florida Jury Awards $2 Million To Injured Motorist

On April 14, 2008, Maria Zemlik was backing a Ford 350 pickup truck northbound from Highland Street into the intersection of Citrus Drive in Palm Harbor, Fla. Kimberly Denny was driving her motor vehicle westbound on Citrus Drive when Zemlik backed into her. At the time of the collision, Zemlik was operating...